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Rattling His Cage Monkey Baby Cake


This little monkey is ready to play! Decorated using a combination of buttercream icing and fondant, this adorable baby cake is great for baby showers and baby’s first birthday cake. Use bright pastel colors to keep this cake gender-neutral, or create cute pink or blue polka dots for a more personalized dessert. An easy cake for beginning and intermediate decorators, this Rattling His Cage Baby Cake uses the sweet Monkey Pan to help outline all the necessary features for decorating the monkey. Great for jungle-themed parties or birthdays, this cute monkey cake will have guests going bananas!
Makes: Cake serves 66.
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Step 1

2 days in advance: Make rattle. Tint 4 oz. fondant violet; knead in 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex.

Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use cutters from set to cut one small and one medium circle. Use wide end of tip 3 to cut hole in center of small circle. Trim cookie stick to 5 in. long. Wrap with a strip of fondant, 3/4 in. x 5 in.; let dry 24 hours. Roll out white and violet fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use knife to cut a white strip 1/4 in. x 3 in. attach to medium circle with damp brush. Use narrow end of tip 12 to cut 5 violet circles; attach to strip. Attach circles to stick with thinned fondant adhesive; leave 3 in. of stick exposed for handle. Let dry.

Step 2

Bake and cool 2-layer sheet cake; trim layers to 1 1/2 in. high for a 3 in. high cake. Place on double-thick foil-wrapped board cut 3/4 in. larger than cake on all sides. Ice cake smooth.

Step 3

Tint 8 oz. fondant each rose, yellow, blue and green. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed. Cut two strips, 3 in. x 7 in., in each color; reserve excess fondant. Imprint strips with texture press. Cut strips to 1 in. x 3 in. (13 of each color needed). Attach to cake sides with tip 3 dots of icing, alternating colors as you go; trim as needed. Roll out reserved fondant. Cut five small circles in each color; attach to cake top, trimming at edges as needed.

Step 4

Bake and cool monkey cake; trim to 1 in. high. Place on cut-to-fit foil-wrapped board.

Step 5

Ice background areas smooth in white, face in tan. Using pattern and toothpick, mark face and features. Using tip 3, pipe outline eyebrows; outline and fill in eyes, nose and mouth (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 3 outlines around inner ears, face and background areas; fill in face with tip 14 stars.

Step 6

Position monkey on sheet cake. Cover cake with tip 14 stars. Position rattle, supporting top with a marshmallow. Pipe tip 12 outlines over rattle to form fingers. Outline fingers with tip 3; cover with tip 14 stars.

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Sky Blue Icing Color

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Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color ((Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown))

Ivory Icing Color

Ivory Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Ivory with Golden Yellow for tan face shown))

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color ((Combine Brown with Black and Red-Red for brown shown))

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Gum-Tex

Gum-Tex

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Large marshmallow

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Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.

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